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Mix Up Your Workout Music

Keeping fit can be fun if you have the right motivation. And what better motivation than music! There are great songs to pump up your performance in every type of fitness activity. But don’t just stick with the same old pop culture workout music – add some inspirational Christian tunes to lift up your spirits and your heart rate. To make your perfect play list check out some of the following:

For Dance and Aerobics:

Sarah Reeves – Dance to It

David Crowder Band – Church Music – Dance (!)

King & Country – Joy

Brandon Lake – Meant for Good (featuring JUDAH.)

TobyMac – Found (featuring Terrian and Wande)

Anne Wilson – Hey Girl

Apollo LTD – Now

Beckah Shae – Mighty

Jamie Grace – Hold Me

For Pilates and Yoga:

We the Kingdom – Peace (featuring Bethel Music)

Lauren Daigle – Revival

Leigh Nash – Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us (Blessed Jesus)

Phil Wickham – Breath Away

Moriah Peters – Trust

Bethany Dillon – Beautiful

Mindy Smith – Come to Jesus

An Epic, No Less – Echo of Love

Kutless – Strong Tower

For Outdoor Activities (walking, running and biking):

Colton Dixon – Made to Fly

Switchfoot – I Dare You to Move

Kevin Quinn – More of You

Mat Kearney – Anywhere With You

Tori Kelly – Unbreakable Smile (or Masterpiece)

Switch – Covered

Fireflight – Keep Your Head Up

Jasmine Murray – Fearless

Koryn Hawthorne – Won’t He Do It

Christmas Carols

We’re now counting down the days until Christmas! As you study, do homework, Christmas shop and hang with family and friends, enjoy some incredible worship songs all geared toward this time of year. Here’s our top 9 Christmas singles all released for this beautiful time of year: 

  1. DOE O Come, O Come Emmanuel (feat. IAMSON) (Provident)
  1. Anne Wilson and Josh Turner The Manger (Capital CMG)
  1. Hannah Kerr Joy To The World (It’s Christmas) (Curb/Word)
  1. The Church Will Sing What a Glorious Night (Curb/Word)
  1. Jordan St. Cyr The Wait is Over (BEC)
  1. Love & The Outcome Christmas Lights (Curb/Word)
  1. Thrive Worship Oh Come All Ye Faithful (Integrity)
  1. Future of Forestry The Advent Song (Independent)
  1. Phil Wickham (feat. Anne Wilson) Behold (Fair Trade Services)

Check out Ellie Holcomb‘s Christmas Album Sing: Christmas Songs.

Cup of coffee set on sheet music

Original Christian Christmas Songs

We love Christmas music here at niNe. When Black Friday hits, we’re singing “Joy to the World” while Decking our Halls and it’s non-stop until Epiphany. We’re drawn to Christmas songs because they’re a musical depiction of Christ’s arrival to earth – one of the most miraculous (and probably not Silent) Night ever known to man. The songs are fun, sentimental and make our hearts truly contemplate the majesty of our Lord. Though many Christmas tunes are derived from the Bible, there are three actual biblical Christian Christmas songs that we want to recognize as praise to our Lord this season.

Christian Christmas Songs Mary’s Song: the Magnificat

One of the most beautiful statements in the Bible is when Mary worships her Lord upon understanding the gift she will bare:

  • My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
  • for He has looked on the humble estate of His servant.
  • For behold, from now on all generations will call me blessed;
  • for He who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is His name.
  • And His mercy is for those who fear him from generation to generation.
  • He has shown strength with His arm; He has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts;
  • He has brought down the mighty from their thrones and exalted those of humble estate;
  • He has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich He has sent away empty.
  • He has helped His servant Israel, in remembrance of His mercy,
  • as He spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to His offspring forever.

Luke 1:46-55

Glory to God as Christian Christmas Songs

An angel appeared to the shepherds announcing the birth of the savior. Then, suddenly there was a multitude of heavenly hosts praising God.

  • Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom He is pleased!

Luke 2:14

For Unto Us a Child Is Born is Christian Christmas Songs

Before Jesus was born, His presence here on earth was understood through the words of the prophet Isaiah.

  • The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness, on them has light shined.
  • You have multiplied the nation; you have increased its joy; they rejoice before you as with joy at the harvest, as they are glad when they divide the spoil.
  • For the yoke of His burden, and the staff for His shoulder, the rod of His oppressor, you have broken as on the day of Midian.
  • For every boot of the tramping warrior in battle tumult and every garment rolled in blood will be burned as fuel for the fire.
  • For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon His shoulder, and His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
  • Of the increase of His government and of peace there will be no end, on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time forth and forevermore. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will do this.

Isaiah 9: 3-7

Now, go spend the Christmas season with your family or friends and enjoy a deeper realization of Christ’s arrival and magnificences.